Pyrrhon – What Passes For Survival

One of the main narratives of 2017 on our end has been the glut of highly experimental extreme metal releases pushing the limits of what was previously thought possible within the genre. Dodecahedron took the avant-garde dissonance of Deathspell Omega to the next level; Artificial Brain conjured up impossibly grand visions of a lifeless future with…

A DIY “Black Waltz”; Watch As String Villains Make Magic Happen

People are out there doing cool things; that’s one of the things keeping me going. The blog is a lot of work to maintain but it’s all worth it when I know that I can contribute my little voice to the amazing things being done out in the world. Here’s an example: a bunch of guys called String Villains decided to play their brand of post metal with an orchestra. However, they’re young and they don’t have the connections or the money to make something like that happen. So, what do they do? Why, the wrangle students from their university who study music, use the fact that the orchestra is made up of these selfsame students to sell the idea to the university and record a bloody track with them. The result is both well composed and executed, a delight for the ears and the mind as this daring story unravels. Below you can find a video of the said event. Let’s meet after it!

Death’s Door – July 2017

Welcome to our latest edition of Death’s Door. Wipe your feet on the mat, etc. There’s a lot to discuss this month, though frankly, I had my doubts at certain points about whether or not there would be. You see, July tends to be a musical doldrums for yours truly, with lots of leftover releases that didn’t make it into the prime Spring and early Summer release calendar clogging streaming services with mundane/barely serviceable drivel. Obviously, this makes for some not-so-great listening experiences. Thankfully, July pulled through regardless, delivering unto us another fantastic batch of death metal releases that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the rest of 2017. So much so, in fact, that we are foregoing our new tracks section to focus exclusively on the great records released this month. So prepare yourself for some good stuff and thank your lucky stars, because hell hath no fury like a month without good death metal.